Date

2016

Department or Program

Political Science

Primary Wellesley Thesis Advisor

Stacie Goddard

Abstract

In this thesis, I analyze the effects of the decapitation strategy utilized to target the cartels during the course of the Mexican Drug War. While most scholars have been critical of this strategy, I contend that, by some accounts, it has actually yielded positive results, as evidence by increased governability following cartel fragmentation.

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